Call for Chapters for an edited Open Access volume Bodies, Gender, Identities

Halina Zawiszová Announcement
Announcement Type
Call for Papers
Subject Fields
Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Humanities, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Dear Colleagues,

We have just published a Call for Chapters for an edited Open Access volume Bodies, Gender, Identities, which is to appear as Vol. 3 in our newly established Olomouc Asian Studies publication series. If you are working on any issue related to the titular themes while focusing on Asian cultures and societies or their diasporic manifestations, please see the call below or via this link.


  • Publication series: Olomouc Asian Studies, Vol. III
  • Publisher: Palacký University Olomouc
  • Type of publication: Open Access (with DOI given to each chapter) & Print on Demand
  • Language of publication: English
  • Fields: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Expected publication date: Summer 2024 (no publication fees)

The aim of this publication is to establish a dialogue between different approaches to its titular theme, Bodies, Gender, Identities, with a focus on all Asian cultures and societies as well as their diasporic manifestations. We welcome contributions that address any issue related to the theme, such as the variety of experiences of lived bodies; the governance of life; embodiment and affect; gendered experiences; gender diversity and sexualities; language and bodies/gender/identities; performance and the construction of identities; human life and the environment; social and cultural practices concerning birth and death, food, spirituality, love and intimacy, pain, etc.

We invite both synchronic and diachronic perspectives from anthropology, the arts, cultural geography, history, international relations, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science, religion studies, sociology, and other fields in the humanities and social sciences. We also welcome interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary investigations. Whether grounded in a specific discipline or moving across and beyond disciplinary boundaries, we hope all contributions will display a conscious engagement with theories of embodiment, biopolitics, gender, identity, suffering, and so forth.

The volume follows up on the 16th Annual Conference on Asian Studies organized by the Department of Asian Studies at Palacký University Olomouc, but is open to any thematically relevant submission. We are interested in any original work of research that has not been previously published elsewhere.

Submission procedure

In order to collect chapters for this volume, we first invite extended abstracts in English. The abstracts should be emailed to as a PDF file. The file should include the title of the paper, full name, affiliation, e-mail address, five keywords, and an extended abstract, which must be 700–1,000 words long. The abstract submission deadline is May 14, 2023. Decisions on the abstracts will be sent by June 18, 2023.

The submission deadline for full papers based on the accepted abstracts is August 31, 2023. The required length of the full papers is approximately 10–11,000 words (excluding references, tables, etc. from the word count). The papers will subsequently undergo a rigorous double-blind peer-review process by at least two reviewers. We estimate to be able to send out the decisions on all papers by the end of 2023. The expected publication date is summer 2024.

Any questions can be addressed to

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Contact Information

Halina Zawiszová

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